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SKY Airline to become a low-cost airline in Chile

SKY Airline‘s (Chile) (Santiago) CEO Holger Paulmann, announced a big change in the company’s management, as it is in the process of becoming a low-cost airline.

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Starting today (September 4), only beverages are included in the ticket price. Those wanting to eat something on board the aircraft will have the option to buy the on-board service. According to the carrier, this is aimed at reducing costs, and allowing the passenger to decide which services he or she will require, such as paying for first rows or the emergency row seats, and checked baggage.

According to the company, they expect to charge a 20-30% discount on tickets, as well as offering one way tickets cheaper than buying them for the round trip.

According to Paulmann “100% of our flights last less of 4 hours, 80% of our passengers are not willing to pay for meals. 30% do not need to carry luggage, why do we have to invest and ask our passengers to pay for services they will not use? We believe the clients have to pay for those services they appreciate more, giving them flexibility for choosing and a service made to order.”

This announcement follows the announced future elimination of the Chile-Bolivia route by November 2, 2015 because of the low load factors (usually the aircraft carried less than 50% of its capacity), and the increase to two daily flights to Arica in northern Chile from October 5. The process must be finished by July 2016.

Thanks to Alvaro Romero reporting from Chile.

Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best/AirlinersGallery.com. Ex-easyJet Airbus A319-111 G-EZEP became CC-AFZ (msn 2251) with SKY Airline.

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Sky Airline of Chile retires its last Boeing 737-200

Sky Airline (Chile) (Santiago) on July 26 operated the last revenue flight of a Boeing 737-200. Three 737-200s were retired on July 26.

The first of the three airliners that finished their career was CC-CTK, performing flight SKU 055, departing Santiago (SCL) to Carriel Sur, Concepción Airport (SCIE/CCP) at 17:15 (local time). It returned to SCL as flight SKU 054.

Flight SKU 116 was flown from Santiago to Copiapó’s Desierto de Atacama airport (SCAT) using CC-CVI, and flew from there to Santiago as SKU 117 at 19:09.
The last flight was flight SKU 122, flown with CC-CTH. The flight took off from SCL for La Serena (SCSE/LSC), then to Copiapó and returning to Santiago around 22:00 (local). This flight marked the end of the era of 737s in SKY Airline service.

Thanks goes to Alvaro Romero for this information.

Copyright Photo: Alvaro Romero/ModoCharlie.com. Boeing 737-2Q3 CC-ABD (msn 22736) is pictured at the SCL base.

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Sky Airline phases out its last Boeing 737-200s

Sky Airline (Chile) (Santiago) on July 3 2013 retired from scheduled operations three of its Boeing 737-200s: CC-CTO, CC-AAG and CC-ABD. Three 737-200s still remain in service: CC-CTH, CC-CTK and CC-CVI. However these last three aircraft will be retired by the end of July 2013. After that, the carrier will only operate Airbus A319s and A320s.

Copyright Photo: Alvaro Romero/ModoCharlie.com. Boeing 737-230 CC-CTK (msn 22402) completes its final approach back into the Santiago base.

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Sky Airline of Chile to expand to Brazil in 2014

Sky Airline (Santiago) on June 7 received new authorization from the Brazilian aviation authorities for new route authority rights to operate between Chile and Brazil. The airline will start Brazilian flights in 2014.

Meanwhile the airline continues to convert its Boeing 737-200 fleet to more modern Airbus A319s and A320s. The company during May scrapped two more Boeing 737-200s (CC-CTI and CC-CTX).

Top Copyright Photo: Alvaro Romero/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-232 CC-ABV (msn 1400) arrives at the Santiago hub (please click on the photo for the full size view). All others by Sky Airline.

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Sky Airline to add a second Airbus A319

Sky Airline (Santiago) of Chile is planning to add its second Airbus A319 to its fleet. The aircraft is an A319-111 registered as CC-AFY (msn 2129). The airframe was previously registered as G-EZEC with easyJet (London-Luton) until it was de-registered from the UK register on May 15, 2012. Its current owner is NBB Flex Company Ltd.

Copyright Photo: Álvaro Romero/ModoCharlie.com. Sky Airline wet leased this Airbus A320 from Air Malta from January 2, 2012 through March 6, 2012 during the busy summer months.

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Sky Airline has signed a code share agreement with TACA

Sky Airline (Santiago) has signed a new code share agreement with TACA (San Salvador). The Chilean airline is also expected to sign another code share agreement with Avianca (Colombia) (Bogota) next year.

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Copyright Photo: Alvaro Romero.

Sky Airline leases Airbus A320-214 9H-AEN from Air Malta

Sky Airline (Chile) (Santiago) has leased this Airbus A320-214 9H-AEN (msn 2665) from Air Malta for the summer season.

Copyright Photo: Álvaro Romero/ModoCharlie.com. Please click on the photo for additional details.